First (you know its bad when there's a pretext) I want to say I am NOT trying to sell my pump here. Am not!
But, I've found that it's just not for me. Being I'm still young with the disease, I'm forming far too many poor habits regarding eating. It's time for me to go off the pump for a while, get back to eating right and healthy, then maybe in a year or so get a pump again.
I am wondering, is there a place that I can sell my pump? I am not trying to sell it via here, but just want to know if others have had success selling elsewhere? Ebay doesn't allow it. I've not checked Amazon.
A pump is a prescription device so I'm pretty sure you can't sell it legally anywhere. If you're just planning on taking a break from it why not put it back in the box until you decide to go back.
And good luck with fixing the poor habits.
If you bought it with insurance, you'd be committing insurance fraud if you sold it. If you bought it OOP, I suggest contacting the manufacturer and seeing if they'll give you any refund for returning it and the warranty.
Selling your pump isn't going to fix your bad eating habits. You need to quit making excuses and start taking care of yourself.
I agree with still_young_ at_ heart: Put the pump it in the box, do not sell it. If you haven't done so already,read Pumping Insulin by John Walsh, or Think like a pancreas by Gary Schieiner..
I read your profle and your previous discussion threads. You obviously know how to perform the basics and have had excellent control on MDI. Yet, You STILL have to be your own science experiment and it WILL take time to psychologically adjust to the pump freedoms as well as the restrictions..
I went from 35 yras on MDI to a pumo 8 years ago. The learning curve was long and I did have higher blood sugars for the first few weeks on the pump, but I kept plugging away and they came down. Do I still want to indulge in foods and behaviors that would put me out of range? Of course I do. It is part of being diabetic and part of being human..
But KEEP your pump. Learn as much as you can on your own about your own diabetes. I love my pump and truly enjoy the freedom I have with it. I bear with the restrictions of 1)having to make sure that set is always functioning and 2) tesing whether the dual wave or square wave or normal dosing will rock that macroni and cheese I eat at family gatherings.
And yes,yes more food equals more insulin equals more weight.I almost always gain 4-8 pounds when I go home to Ga to see my famly: Southern cooking is my downfall.But I keep my sugars in range , even when I am there by exercising and dosing poperly.. I just gain weight becuase I am eating more food.. Next time I go home, I will eat less and dose more. It will be a bit hard to find the plain greek yogurt I eat for breakfast in my teeny town, and many times I will not share in the family meal , but I know what I need to do.:Take in less calories.
And you know what you need to do , too. I bet your wife is not into your selling your pump. Take Care. Nothing in life is certain except change, taxes, and the love of God..
correction : of the 43 years with type one I just did Multiole Daily Injections ( mDI) for about 7 -8 years I was a one shot a day person for a very long time, unitil 1995, I think . I far prefer the pump to pulling out a needle every time I ate.. never got into the pens. Old school syringe and vial girlie, I was .
Thank you for the post!
My wife is TOTALLY against my getting rid of the pump but understands where I come from. I've been under a huge amount of stress since being dx and oddly enough, since my dx, I've turned to food. Previously, I ate once a day (former religious habit)but since my dx, I crave sweets more than I ever have in my life. I think that once I get out of where I am now, it may be different. That and the T:Slim is coming out. That may make me go back to pumps, but for the time being, its not for me. I think I might just put it on a shelf and get back into my good habits then try it. I was telling another member of the board that I'm almost 40. I've been a t1 for 7 months. I have more time doing what I want, vs not so it's difficult for me. Need the needle pokes to get me back on track!
Thanks and I'll for sure check out those books. The pump helps me resume life as it was before the dx. I don't want that.
I feared ignorant responses like this. Please understand ignorance isn't a bad thing, it means you don't know. Sadly in this situation, you don't know what your talking about.
I was diagnosed in October 2011. Up until January of 2012 I was VERY responsible for what I was eating. Why? because I had to THINK about everything I put in my mouth. Why? simple; it involved a needle going into my body. Now that I have the pump, I can go back to eating how I ate before I got t1, just the minor inconvenience of using the terrible remote. No needle just a poorly displayed remote? Sure, I can do that. Being newly diagnosed, it is difficult for me to be out with friends or even watching tv with the fam for family date night and hearing and seeing them eat chips and knowing that I can't have any. Far more easy to pump it up and grab a handfull vs having to go downstairs, grab a needle and shoot myself.
So please don't judge me, you don't know me or my situation and the judgement of you, reflects on you not me.
So far, I don't need basal, but when I do, I know I want to try the pump. However, your explanation here is one of the things that scares me about it. Like you, it's much easier for me to turn away from snacking when it doesn't fit in with the timing of my injection. I support you doing what you need to do to have the control you want!
I don't think that my response was ignorant, because I'm in the same boat as you. I did MDI for over 20 years with moderate to poor control. I had some on and off success with them. When I switched to the pump, things at first got a little better and easier, then started going downhill fast, for reasons that you mentioned. There are problems with the pump. It's not for everybody, but keep in mind it's just a tool. Same with shots, you're the one that's got to make it work.
If quitting the pump will get you back to eating better. That's great and I'm happy for you. But I don't think you can take that as a given. If possible, I think the best thing is to take all the stuff you shouldn't be eating, and get that out of the house.
I know I'm being harsh, but I'm just being honest with you. Diabetes is serious business. There's no shortcuts.
I'm very sorry you felt judged, Jigga. I've had a lifetime of battle with food and so I totally understand that when something works to help you have better eating like having to take shots, you want to stay with it.
Having said that: If you liked the pump in other ways I'm hoping too that you will be able to get back to it. Once you are able to restart good eating habits on shots understand that they are totally transferrable to a pump. I am one of the loudest voices on here when people with type 1 say they can eat whatever they want and just bolus for it. The answers to that are "not really" for numerous reasons: Taking large amounts of insulin to cover large amounts of carbs can lead to both minor and major misjudgements and keep you pinging around between lows and highs. Even if you successfully bolus for the food you eat it can cause you to gain weight and to develop insulin resistance, neither of which are fun. So good habits, with or without a pump are still the best way to manage D.
Having said that, I still know how hard it is. My own personal background as I have told on here is that I recognized I was a sugar addict (for some people it is carbs of other kinds). I could no more cut back than an alcoholic can have a drink or two. Sugar and carbs are physiologically as well as psychologically addictive. For me I had to cut the sugar out completely. I haven't eaten sugar in 17 years and it's no longer tempting at all. Having said that I know you can't eliminate carbs completely and probably would feel deprived and rebel if you tried. But you can pinpoint the foods that are triggers for you and stay away from them. I agree that you should remove trouble foods from the house. Does your family love you? Do they want you to be around and healthy for many years to come? I know the answers to those questions would be yes. Can you ask them to not eat chips (if that is one of your triggers) in the house? That isn't an enormous sacrifice; they can eat them elsewhere and they can be healthy along with you! No judgement, Jigga - like everyone else I just want to help. I've been there and want to support both how hard it is, and how vital for you to get back to the healthy eating you know you can do because you did it for 3 months!
And I'm sorry for being hard on you. Your situation reminds me of a lot of one of my T2 friends who is having major complications right now that I would not want to see anyone else go through.
Not that it's necessarily easier, but those of us that got it young at least had the chance to grow into our D. As adults, we get set in our ways, and defensive when someone questions our judgment or behavior, or criticizes us.
You are still pretty new to D. It is a relentless illness that is difficult to manage at any age. Like growing up, it's a learning process that involves trial and error. Just don't get reckless and make any errors now that will be too major to correct. You owe this to yourself and to those who care about you. This is all I'm saying. As a fellow T1, I wish you the absolute best of luck with everything.